Hacker H3 Smart Home Multimedia Gateway Combines Amlogic S905 and Mediatek MT7628AN Processors

There are plenty of Amlogic S905 TV boxes on the market, but Hacker H3 has some notable features such as an internal 2.5″ SATA bay, as well as MediaTek MT7628AN WiSoC and MT7612E 802.11ac 867Mbps chip to provide router functionality via one WAN port, two LAN ports, and WLAN.Hacker_H3

Hacker H3 media gateway specifications:

  • Media SoC – Amlogic S905 quad core Cortex A53 processor @ up to 2.0GHz with penta-core Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 @ 1866MHz
  • Storage – 16 or 64GB eMMC flash + 1x SATA bay up to 6TB
  • Network SoCs – Mediatek MT7628AN MIPS 24KEc CPU @ 580MHz + Mediatek MT7612E 867Mbps 802.11ac chipset
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 port up to 4K @ 60 Hz
  • Audio Output – HDMI + 3.5mm audio jack
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n up to 300 Mbps, 802.11ac up to 866 Mbps (AC1200 router) with two built-in antennas
    • 2x 10/100M Ethernet LAN ports, 1x 10/100M Ethernet WAN port
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 port
  • Misc – Power button, reset pinhole
  • Power Supply – 12V/2A
  • Certifications – FCC, CE, CCC

Hacker H3 runs Android 5.1 on Amlogic S905, and some other firmware on the Mediatek processor, maybe OpenWrt. The company claims the box can be used as a smart home automation hub, as a cloud storage server using the internal hard drive, a smart wireless router, an “Entertainment box”, for smartphone screen mirroring, and so on. Details on how this is all supposed to work are unfortunately missing.


I actually found about the device on ARMdevices.net back in January, but since the specifications were not complete at the time, I contacted the company, but after one email reply, they did not seem interested in talking to me… But today being a slow news day, I decided to check it out again, and found JCG had setup a page with some specs and pictures for their Hacker H3 thing.

Hacker H3 will be sold in China on JD and Tmall for 699 RMB ($105) for the 16GB version,while the 64GB version will go for 899 RMB ($135).

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8 Replies to “Hacker H3 Smart Home Multimedia Gateway Combines Amlogic S905 and Mediatek MT7628AN Processors”

  1. I never understood how they could sell near gig wireless with just fast ethernet on the wired side…
    OK, I get that the SoCs don’t all have gigE-able silicon (MT7628AN does only 5xFE), I just find this very frustrating…

  2. Looks like it’s too powerful and fueatureful to be just a router. Looks not necessarily powerful enough to be a game console and too powerful to be just a media center. It looks like it doesn’t know what it wants to be. Who needs a media center that can be a router? Who needs a router that can be a media center? Who wants a file server with only one disk that can be a router or a media center?
    They would be better off making seperate smaller appliances. It tries to be everything and is good at nothing.

  3. @JaXX
    In my home setup (4 meters to router through one wall), 802.11ac is about as good as Fast Ethernet in benchmarks. 433 Mbps connections are normally quite slower, and the few boxes that support 867 Mbps are about the same, or a just little faster.

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